How to Prepare Your VW Car for Summer


Just like you winterize your vehicle to prep it for colder temperatures and inclement weather at the end of the fall, you should take steps to prepare your automobile for summer. Summerizing, as the process is sometimes called, is necessary regardless of whether you drive one of our used Volkswagen cars or a brand-new vehicle like a 2018 Volkswagen Jetta.

Summerizing a vehicle involves several things you can do yourself as well as numerous things you should leave in the hands of our factory-trained technicians. Checking your tire pressure and testing your air conditioning system are two things you can do on your own.

As the temperature rises, it will cause the air in your tires to expand. When a tire is overinflated, it may overheat. If this happens, it may result in a blown tire. To prevent this, check your air pressure often.

With it getting pretty toasty around our Volkswagen dealership at times during the summer, it’s important for you to test your air conditioning system now. You don’t want to wait until it’s 90+ degrees outside to learn your air conditioning doesn’t work. Turn on your A/C to make sure it’s still blowing cold air. If you notice weird noises or smells when your A/C is running, you’ll need to make an appointment to bring your vehicle into our VW service center.

You should also bring your car into our Baltimore, MD Volkswagen service center if it’s overdue for routine maintenance or if it’s been a while since you had your car inspected. Our factory-trained technicians will get you caught up on your routine maintenance and perform a multi-point inspection to ensure your automobile is ready for the dust, heat, and increased traffic summer often brings with it.

To learn more about preparing your car for summer, contact Heritage Volkswagen Catonsville today.

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